Ireland Get Historic Win 40-29 in chicago.
after 111 years 28 attempts IRELAND HAVE BEATEN THE ALL BlaCKS
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Must be something about Chicago and history this week. The Cubs broke a 108 year drought in baseball, Ireland have snapped a 111 year winless stretch against the All Blacks. And they did it with passion, commitment and a brilliant attacking attitude.
Fulltime: All Blacks 29 Ireland 40
77 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 40
TRY! Ireland are in!!! Robbie Henshaw is over from the cut with Heaslip and it is over! 111 years of hurt over.
75 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 33
Ireland's defence is tenacious and the AB's aren't making great gains. Julian Savea trapped behind the try line and a five metre scrum for Ireland.
71 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 33
Final try! The moment dominating Ireland breaks 111-year curse with historic match-sealing try
First half Irish brilliance was enough to hold off the surging comeback from the world champs
Moala is gone with a broken arm, Ardie Savea is on the wing. Epic finish to come....
64 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 33
TRY! On debut and Scott Barrett bursts through to score. Sensational line he ran and the pass from Squire was gold. Brother Beauden converts from the handy angle.
59 mins: All Blacks 22 Ireland 33
Ireland strike back immediately from the kick-off, an AB's player obstructing the Irish chasers. Easy for replacement kicker Murray.
57 mins: All Blacks 22 Ireland 30
TRY! Hot on attack and Ben Smith reaches to the corner to finish another team try. The ruck ball has become quicker, the running lines straighter and the big names are coming to play. Barrett converts from the sideline in wobbly fashion but it all counts.
52 mins: All Blacks 15 Ireland 30
TRY! There's one back. Perenara heads right and provides the pass for Coles to breach the advantage line and fling it back in to the halfback to score.
48 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 30
TRY! Ireland are dominating the world champs. The lineout maul splits the AB's and the blindside is ripe for the picking, Sexton giving it to Zebo to cruise in.
47 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25
Moody dodges a bullet big time. TMO decides his high tackle doesn't warrant a second yellow which would mean a red.
44 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25
Promising attacking raid by the All Blacks killed off by a terrible pass from Aaron Smith. And, Perenara is on to replace him. Scott Barrett replaces an off-colour Kaino too.
This All Blacks team wants challenges......here's one of their biggest. Ireland on the cusp of history.
Halftime: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25
The All Blacks may have found their Kryptonite. Ireland have been intelligent and clinical in their plan, the AB's ordinary, sloppy and passive. Huge second half coming up.
34 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25
TRY! Connor Murray brilliant! More ball inside the 22 for Ireland and the halfback's subtle dummy and dart fools everybody, untouched to the try line. Sexton pings the conversion and this is deja vu from Dublin.
26 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 18
Bad news for Crotty who limps off with what has to be something serious to his knee. Fekitoa is on early. Meanwhile, Ireland's try scorer Murphy is getting the gas and stretcher for what could be a broken leg.
23 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 18
Dane Coles can't get out of the road and Murray milks the offside perfectly, passing into the retreating hooker. Sexton takes the bonus three. Ireland's rapid ball troubling the AB's.
20 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 15
Great line speed and execution on defence by the All Blacks and they win the breakdown penalty right in front and 35 out. Barrett is off the mark.
17 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 15
TRY! More attacking ball in the All Blacks' 22 and Ireland make no mistake as CJ Stander squeezes over from the try line breakdown. Discipline a big concern for the AB's.
10 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 10
TRY! Ireland pile the pressure on via the rolling maul and collapse over the line in among a mess of bodies. Jordi Murphy with the pill. Sexton lands the extras from the left hand chalk.
7 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 3
YELLOW CARD! Joe Moody is in trouble after he lifts and dumps Robbie Henshaw over the horizontal. Second yellow of the season for the prop.
5 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 3
TRY! There's the danger of this side. Naholo gets the outside break on his defender and busts from halfway. Breaking into the 22, the offload falls into a tangle of Read and Stander, Moala there to clean up the loose ball.
3 mins: All Blacks 0 Ireland 3
Clinical start from Ireland's pack who draw a brace of penalties. Sexton nails the second from the handy angle inside the 22.
Kick-off: All Blacks 0 Ireland 0
Underway in absolutely perfect conditions in the Windy City!
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